Susanville Dixie Fire Lawyers
Were you or your loved ones negatively impacted by the Dixie Fire? You may be entitled to financial compensation from PG&E, separate from and in addition to any insurance coverage you may have, if you lost property in the Dixie Fire or were evacuated due to the fire.
Our Dixie Fire lawyers in Susanville don’t charge a fee unless and until they obtain a recovery.
Call our Susanville Dixie Fire attorneys today at (530) 296-1202 or text us from this page if you or a loved one was impacted by the Dixie Fire. You may be entitled to financial compensation for:
- Loss of property
- Lost crops
- Harmed livestock or pets
- Evacuation costs
- Personal injury
- Business losses
- Smoke, ash or soot damage
- Medical bills
- Wrongful death
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Income loss
- Land value depreciation
- Underwood, timber or tree damage
- The costs to repair your home
- Additional living expenses
Don’t Wait To Seek Compensation From PG&E With Our Lassen County Dixie Fire Lawyers
The Dixie Fire has burned over 950,000 acres of land and destroyed over 1,300 structures in Lassen, Plumas, Butte, Shasta and Tehama counties. Contact our wildfire attorneys today to obtain a settlement from PG&E or file a lawsuit against PG&E.
PG&E has admitted that it found a tree leaning into its power lines near the location where the Dixie Fire started. PG&E was negligent by inadequately maintaining its power lines and the vegetation near them, and by failing to adequately manage and inspect its power lines, causing the fire to start.
California law allows those who have suffered fire-related property damage to collect compensation from those who started the fire through negligence, but the inadvertent actions of fire victims after a fire can jeopardize their ability to successfully obtain a recovery. Call us today at (530) 296-1202 to talk with one of our wildfire lawyers so we can protect your legal rights and secure the largest recovery possible for you.
We Will Make Sure PG&E And Your Insurance Company Pay You What You Deserve
Our Dixie Fire lawyers in Lassen County will make sure that PG&E is held accountable for the harm they’ve done to you and your family, but we will also make sure that your insurance company pays you every penny you’re entitled to under your insurance policy.
Your insurance company will probably offer you far less than what you’re entitled to under your policy at first. Our Dixie Fire attorneys in Susanville have been dealing with insurance companies for over 30 years. We will help create an accurate, itemized calculation of your losses, completely and thoroughly assess your damages, and prove to your insurance company that you are eligible for full reimbursement of all of your damages.
Your insurance company may not be able to compensate you for the entire value of your home if your home was completely destroyed, depending on the size of your policy. Our Dixie Fire lawyers will file a claim against PG&E to cover the remainder of the value of your home if this happens.
Your insurance company may want you to repair your damaged home instead of rebuilding it, even if it really needs to be rebuilt. We can prove to the insurance company that your home needs a complete rebuild, and that you’re entitled to the money required to do so under your policy.
Your insurance company may insist on paying for cleaning instead of paying for property that is heavily damaged by smoke, soot and ash. We can prove to your insurance company that your property needs to be replaced rather than cleaned, and prove that they’re obligated to pay you for it under your policy.
Call us today at (530) 296-1202 so we can deal with PG&E and your insurance company for you while you focus on recovering from the impact the Dixie Fire has had on your life.
What Should I Do After The Dixie Fire?
It is important to take the proper steps if you’ve had property damaged or if you’ve suffered personal injuries or death in the family after a wildfire:
- Document every piece of evidence you can, including medical bills, medical records, conversations with insurance companies
- Document every loss; anything damaged or destroyed by the fire should be compensated by your insurance policy or PG&E
- Contact our Susanville Dixie Fire lawyers to protect your legal rights and make sure PG&E and your insurance company pay you every penny you deserve
How Long Do I Have To File A Dixie Fire Lawsuit?
You have two years from the date of the fire to file a lawsuit in California regarding most fires. However, this time limit is actually much shorter when corporate negligence or governmental entities are involved.
You should immediately contact a lawyer regarding your Dixie Fire losses for this reason to protect your legal rights and ability to obtain a recovery.
How Much Do I Have To Pay For Dixie Fire Lawyers In Susanville?
You don’t have to pay us anything out of your own pocket for us to represent you against PG&E. The only fee we charge is a percentage of your recovery from PG&E. We don’t charge a fee if we don’t obtain a recovery for you, and we will not take fees on money recovered from your insurance company.
Can I Sue PG&E If I’m Just A Renter?
Yes. California law allows you to sue PG&E for your lost belongings, evacuation costs and more, even if you’re renting your home.
Will My Insurance Be Enough To Cover My Losses?
There is a good chance your insurance alone won’t cover your Dixie Fire losses. That’s why you need experienced Dixie Fire lawyers to fight against PG&E’s expensive corporate lawyers for you.
The costs of lumber and building materials have soared during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rash of recent wildfires in California have caused increased demand for contractors, causing labor costs to soar as well. These factors mean there’s a good chance that your lost or damaged property will cost more to repair or replace than the size of your insurance policy.
Luckily, California’s constitution states that private property can only be damaged for public use if the property owner is fully compensated for the damage. California courts have interpreted this as meaning that utilities are liable for property damage caused by fires they start. This concept is known as inverse condemnation.
This means that we can obtain a recovery from PG&E for you that will cover whatever your insurance policy doesn’t cover regarding your Dixie Fire losses.
Susanville Dixie Fire Attorneys
We have been helping Californians obtain recoveries from insurance companies and large corporations since 1990. We and our partners already represent thousands of California wildfire victims, and we have filed claims against PG&E in connection with multiple wildfires such as the Camp Fire, Zogg Fire and Kincade Fire.
Our experience in holding PG&E accountable for its negligence means we know exactly how to prove their negligent maintenance of their power lines and the trees around them.
Call us today at (530) 296-1202 for a free consultation so we can make sure PG&E pays you every penny you deserve for your Dixie Fire losses.